A proper matron marches into a police station to announce that she has just shot a fellow shopper in a supermarket's parking lot.


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Episode cast overview:
Anne Bancroft ... Mrs. Cage
Hector Elizondo ... Lieutenant Angel
Stanley Grover Stanley Grover ... Martin Cage
Stephen Hornyak Stephen Hornyak ... The Detective (as Steve Hornyak)
Amy Morton ... Elizabeth Cage
Tom Noga ... The Thief
Jack Noseworthy ... Billy
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Phyllis Dean


Fifty-something Lillian Cage keeps house and meticulously irons her husband's shirts while humming the theme from "Rawhide" and enjoying a secret crush on the teenager who daily bags her groceries. When a robber shoots down the boy before her eyes, Mrs. Cage grabs the gun and turns it on the person she deems responsible, then carries the weapon to the police station in her straw hat to try to explain, in her own way, how it all happened. Written by Morganalee

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Lillian Cage: I confess to the murder of Phyllis Dean. I confess to the murder of Phyllis Dean! I grabbed the gun, I aimed it, I shot her through the head! I killed the woman, period. I didn't like her very much.
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Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Published by Volta Music Corporation, Largo Music Inc. and Mrs. Ned Washington (ASCAP)
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Surreal Food Shopping
1 September 1999 | by lousvrSee all my reviews

I'm not here to write a 1000 word comment, just to say this is just a terrific little story. Anne Bancroft is superb as a happy go lucky food shopper who's keen friendship with a bag boy, results in her losing it, as we all can? She recounts her story to a detective played by Hector, who's wonderful in this supporting role.

Unfortunately, sweet little gems like this(broadcast on PBS) are hardly ever available on video nor are they re-broadcast, but be on the lookout, you won't be disappointed.

But I'm fast, when I see wonders like this coming, and manage to video tape them. In fact I think I'll watch it again.

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20 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Haft / Nasatir Company See more »
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